Self-Determination. Since Cynthia McKinney lost her seat, I've been thinking on this topic. The last election really put this particular principle into sharp focus for me and a lot of other people. Here are some links to past blog entries that are related to this particular subject.
December 2004 Amilacar Cabral
November 2005: We Remember Kwame Toure (Special attention to the discussion of Black Power)
June 2008: The Triumph of COINTELPRO
I strongly suggest a reading in chronological order.